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ARTS: Beauty of birds

Top conservationist art show in Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ugandan Ivan Yakuze who has built a globally recognised name in the niche of artists working with traditional fabric to create startling artworks has an ongoing exhibition in Kampala. Usually, Yakuze’s discerning eye for the unusual keeps everyone …

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URBRA’s new plan for retirees

The regulator wants members to keep their money longer with pension schemes or get paid in installments Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) is in advanced stages of preparing a policy proposal for the ministry of finance to consider and convince retirees to …

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Commonwealth faces uncertainty over leadership

Secretary General Patricia Scotland under pressure over awarding a £250,000 commission to a firm owned by her friend | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth is facing uncertainty over its leadership after its heads of government rejected calls for the secretary-general, Baroness Scotland, to be given an automatic second term, the …

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Health danger of porn

Watching rewires the brain to a more juvenile state | RACHEL ANNE BARR | Pornography has existed throughout recorded history, transforming with the introduction of each new medium. Hundreds of sexually explicit frescoes and sculptures were found in the Mount Vesuvius ruins of Pompeii. Since the advent of the internet, …

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